Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
People (and pooch) watching away from the King Street chaos.
Any inner west resident or proud culture vulture should be familiar with Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. The park regularly plays host to events, including the annual Newtown Festival. But outside of these events, the park is definitely worth a visit. The park acts as a microcosm of the eclectic Newtown community; students, families, and artists all take to the leaf-y reserve for some R&R, making it a veritable field day for curious people-watchers.
If you're more into friends of the four-legged variety, Camperdown Memorial has got you covered. It also is one of the only parks in the area that allows of off-leash dog play - at any time during the week and early-morning and late-evening on weekends.